Not for a Second Did I Think of Backing Down

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Not for a Second Did I Think of Backing Down

Siu Ding

Publisher: Soft D Press

3rd edition

Hong Kong-based photographer/designer Siu Ding describes her photobook “Not for a Second Did I think of Backing Down” as a “photographic review of the Anti-extradition Law Movement 2019.” The book features photos from four universities in Hong Kong that were part of resistance efforts and demos against the 2019 Hong Kong extradition bill: Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Baptist University, University of Hong Kong, and Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

The photographs show the aftermath of the fights, with almost no human beings to be seen; they are eery, pensive photographs that speak of the violence that has taken place but also of the determination and will of the people of Hong Kong. The title of the book comes from a song by Hong Kong band RubberBand, sung by protesters at PolyU to encourage themselves. The book opens with the lyrics of this song and is interspersed with lyrics of several other songs sung during the protests.

All copies purchased via shashasha come with an additional booklet of protest-related short-stories by Hong Kong authors, called “Love in a Time of Revolution,” as a gift by the artist.


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Book Size
162 × 135 mm
136 pages
Publication Year
Limited Edition

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